You probably remember how, for some time, South Africa was resisting the distribution of the highly toxic antiretroviral treatment for Aids patients also called HAART. That was when South African president Thabo Mbeki had looked into the background of the Aids epidemic that the 'experts' said was about to devastate Africa and found the science wanting. Mbeki had hosted a conference where - God forbid - scientists were allowed to question medical orthodoxy, but in the end, the pharma-inspired experts prevailed. Mbeki had to go, and HAART is now being delivered to the poor. Mind you, they do not get clean water or proper nutritional support, but they do get the medication. Big Pharma won. Hail scientific orthodoxy.
Perhaps that was a rather pyrrhic victory however, because even though everything was done to discredit any budding alternatives in Aids care, especially if they involved nutrition, those things that work have a habit of refusing to die. They keep passing from person to person. They just can't be wiped out.
The then South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was attacked and ridiculed for advocating "lemon, garlic and olive-oil" and her recommendation was "given a firm thumbs-down by the South African Medical Journal" (without having done any studies, by the way). But those natural, good health promoting things that grow in our gardens are not going to go away so easily, especially since more and more people are finding that the mixture, called UMLINGO WAMANGCOLOSI, is helping them get healthy where the toxic medications have miserably failed.
Our friend Cal Crilly in Australia, a musician who spends much of his free time reading up on the latest biochemical research, has looked into this and has written up an interesting story. It is about endogenous (meaning natural to all humans) retroviruses that help cells grow and that are present when there are illnesses to heal. The story is also about nutrients that help do the same thing, and where those nutrients can be found in our foods.
If we could just end that senseless war on all the microbes we don't yet fully understand ... but that is another story.
Here is Cal discussing UMLINGO WAMANGCOLOSI. The message was originally addressed to a group of people on facebook, so if you don't recognize a name ... it's because you weren't there to catch the beginning.